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Livingstone reported in the newspaper which financed his search...



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July 12, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, July 12, 1872 

* David Livingstone found
* Henry Morton Stanley


James Gorden Bennett, this newspaper's publisher, capitalized on the 19th century fascination with Africa & the whereabouts of explorer Dr. David Livingstone by hiring journalist Henry Stanley to search for him. Livingstone had ventured to Africa in 1865 for a 2 year expedition with little heard from him since.
So it is of no surprise that the Herald offered extraordinary coverage of the adventures of Stanley and Livingstone in Africa and no surprise as well that the Herald would be the first newspaper to announce the finding of Livingstone.
Page 5 begins with column heads: "LIVINGSTON" "The Herald Search Expedition Commander at Aden fro Africa" and more. (see)
There had been doubts by many whether Livingstone was, in fact, alive.
Complete in 10 pages, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War